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The Challenge of a Lifetime

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photo courtesy of sscreations; freedigitalphotos.net

photo courtesy of sscreations; freedigitalphotos.net

2014 is shaping up to be challenging already.  Not because of this challenge blog, but the challenge lies within life itself.

It’s the big things. It’s the little things. It’s everything. My children are growing up. My husband and I are getting older. Our house is in continual need of repair. So is our cars. My waistband expands. My checking account shrinks. My desires grow.

And it’s not just me.

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image courtesy of suphakit73: freedigitalphotos.net

The world fights with words and with weapons. A world of despair and desperation faces challenges of life day to day. Some challenges may seem superficial to me, but to the ones facing them, the situations hold life and death. Others face challenges that haunt my nightmares as an adult; and those who are facing them are just children.

My goal for this year’s challenge blog is presenting it’s own challenge: how do I sort through life and pick one challenge? My answer: I won’t.

I will choose life in its entirety  as my challenge.

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image courtesy of scottchan: freedigitalphotos.net

How can I best live it, love it, dream it, do it, celebrate it, OWN IT!

My challenge of a lifetime this year will be to take on challenges (some 31 days and some longer) to tackle the major areas of my life: Spirit, Health, Emotions, and Finance.  I’ve got a vision board and everything!

Right now I am in still working on the health aspect. I have until February 14th to lose my 6 pounds of excess that I have ingested. I will also be training for a 5K in March. (OK marathoners, I know it isn’t much TO YOU, but to me it may as well be 100 miles). But like I said in articles past, I need challenges in chunks that I can actually digest. So here it goes. I will post to you every couple of weeks so that I can stay accountable. I’ll let you know what I am reading or learning. Please check my Facebook page or tweet @justpeachiemenu . Connect with me on this journey will ya?

I hope you will!

Go on! Take the challenge! We’ll be

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Many hands make light work…or bigger messes.

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Day 25. I’m beginning to realize why this is called a “Challenge”. I knew  how daunting this task was (you saw day 1 pictures right?) but I am staying on the path to completion. However, I realized that I could d  with a little help. For that I enlisted my most trust worthy and hard-working advocates– my family, particularly my beloved children.

Hold on…

Did I say hard-working? I meant they will help to stop my nagging.

Did I say trust worthy? I meant they will help when I am constantly staring over their shoulders.

Did I say advocates? I meant cheap labor. And you always get what you pay for. Here’s the update.

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After a few hours of repeating orders and redoing tasks, we managed to make progress. Can’t see it? You can see the floor can’t you…to me, that IS progress. But the progress wasn’t just in the stuff, it was also a process in me.

Why did we make progress? Because we ended up making a big mess. You should have seen my hallway and my front porch filled with throwaway, giveaway, and putaway items. I realized that the only way to clean up was to first mess up. I don’t want to end up with a space that is nice to look at but impractical to live in because it is only surface organized. I want the mess gone. After 31 days, I want this done right!

To get it done right, you will have to make a mess. And you will need help… even if they seem to make things messier, they’re actually helping you finish faster because they can help do tasks and lift things that you couldn’t possibly move on your own. Sounds like a life lesson to me.

I didn’t say I was happy about it (I am a pretty independent person) but I have to admit, it feels good now that it’s over.

Funny…That’s what my kids said, too.

In this last week, I’ll be posting again soon of the end of it all. I don’t know if I’ll complete this challenge, but I do promise to stay,

JUST Peachie

Want to join this challenge? Join over at orgjunkie.com

Want to join this challenge? Join over at orgjunkie.com

Embarrassed much? I am today.

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I embarrass easily. Due to that fact, I don’t normally walk around with my underwear showing or food in my teeth if I can help it. I try to think before I speak since the taste of foot in mouth disgusts me.

So why am I going to show you the worst room in my house?

Because I have been challenged… and I do love competition.

I am taking I’m an Organizing Junkie’s 31 day organize a room challenge . Whether I complete it or not remains to be seen but, I am up for the adventure even if it feels like I fell down on the ice in front of the whole neighborhood. So without further ado…here’s my mess. My craft/guest room/office…I think.

YIKES!

YIKES!

THERE'S MORE?

THERE’S MORE?

ENOUGH ALREADY!

ENOUGH ALREADY!

OH MY!OH MY!

Well, there you have it. My pants were loose and now they’re all around my ankles. Hello world!  Now that you’ve seen the worst of me, come back for the best, which is yet to come, of course!

Want to join the challenge? Check out  Orgjunkie.com in her 31 Day Organizing Challenge during the month of March and then let me know about it. Misery does love company.

Until then, let’s stay

JUST PEACHIE